The actor atlas consists of different actor maps and actor descriptions.
An actor map describes the mutual relationships between different related actors.
An actor description provides access to facts on macro and meso actors, or actor families (for example all chicken farms in a certain geographic area). Often these facts matter to the operations and initiatives of private sector actors in the territory. In those initiatives one can apply the suite of systematized knowledge commons.
Each map and each description captures the information in a way that facilitates its reuse by stakeholders across various initiatives. Per-page discussion supports posing questions or giving answers and arguments pro or contra any of the page's content.
An actor description and actor map pattern is provided.
Actor maps do also include relevant contractual agreements to which actors are parties.